Buildings Seeking LEED Certification Required to Provide Performance Data

Buildings seeking LEED certification are now required to provide energy and water usage reports.


| July 2009 Web


The U.S. Green Building Council announced last week that it will begin requiring all buildings seeking LEED certification to provide energy and water usage reports as a precondition to certification. The new requirement is intended to make sure that a LEED-certified building will operate as efficiently as it was modeled during the design process. 

“Today there is all too often a disconnect, or performance gap, between the energy modeling done during the design phase and what actually happens during daily operation after the building is constructed,” Scot Horst, Senior Vice President of LEED, U.S. Green Building Council, said in a press release. 

By monitoring the buildings’ performances, the USGBC can further develop LEED standards and gain information that will help it educate building owners on how to make their buildings run as efficiently as they were designed to. 

Projects can fulfill the new requirements in one of three ways: 

1. The building is recertified on a two-year cycle using LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance. 

2. The building provides energy and water usage data on an on-going basis annually. 





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